The Huddersfield Rams are inviting players to Greenhead Park to try out Aussie Rules.
Introductory sessions will take place the next three Sundays (January 25, February 1 and February 8) from 10am until Noon.
Last year was memorable for the Rams as they reached the AFL Central and Northern England Grand Final, losing narrowly to the Manchester Mosquitos.
The Rams did retain the 2014 International Rules Series in November against Gaelic club Brothers Pearse.
Aussie Rules combines the skills used in football, rugby league, basketball and Gaelic football and is a nine-a-side game here, originating in Australia.
Club president Karl Haigh brought the sport to Huddersfield and estabished the Rams in 2008. Since then, they have attracted new players every season.
“We are holding three introductory ‘orientation’ sessions at 10am at Greenhead Park,” said head coach coach Matthew Whiteley.
“These sessions will introduce the basic skills and game play. You don’t need any prior knowledge as all abilities are warmly welcome.
“We can train you up from scratch to compete in the 2015 AFL Central and Northern England League, and no-one need worry – this game caters for all fitness levels and types of physique,
so there will always be a role people can play.”
Anyone aged 16 and upwards is invited to go along and try out the sport, and the sessions mark the beginning of pre-season for the club.
The main season runs from April to August. The International games and competitions are played between September and November, finishing with the prestigious Movember Cup, which the Rams won in 2013.